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You are Vietnam war veteran Bret Conrad, who becomes an adventurer. Go everywhere on the world, find gold, walk in to the jungle... One day, you receive an old map about the lost city of Quetzacotl, and its cache of gold. You prepare your bag, gun, knife and let's go to the adventure !

In gameplay Gold of the Aztecs is similar to Psygnosis' Barbarian (by the same author), and you must go screen by screen to finish it. Over 140 main character movements are included. There are traps at each screen like stones or dangerous bridge.


The Gold of the Aztecs Amiga I say "don't stop for me" !
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Main menu (VGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Copy protection (VGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs Atari ST Start menu

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Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1990 868 out of 1000 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Raze Atari ST Nov, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 46 out of 100 46


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In the options of the game, you have a gamemap and a preview to the next game from Kinetica Software - Saragossa (never released).


According to the back cover and game manual, it took:
  • 3 man years of development.
  • 7,000 frames of animation.
  • 140 hero actions (1,500 frames of animation)
  • 18,000 individual pieces of graphics
  • 600Kb of music and sound effects.
  • 8 megabytes of code and data.
  • Over 80 screens of non-stop action, interwoven with devious puzzles.
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